My kids and I were shopping at Trader Joe’s and they were passing out samples of their frozen turkey meatloaf muffins that were topped with spinach and mashed potatoes. We all really loved them so I decided to re-create them at home for dinner. It was a fun recipe to make and they tasted even better than the store bought version.Turkey Meatloaf Muffins topped with Spinach and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net Recipe inspired by Trader Joe’s
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 7 button mushrooms, chopped
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
- 3 (yellow, red, orange) small baby bell peppers, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 2 tbsp garlic and herb bread crumbs
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- Fresh spinach
- Roasted garlic mashed potatoes (click for recipe)
- Chives, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onions, and red pepper for 5-7 minutes or until softened; add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Combine the mushroom mixture with the ground turkey, bread crumbs, milk, egg, and parsley together in a bowl until well combined.
Scoop the meatloaf mixture evenly into the muffin tray, pushing down to flatten the meatloaf into the tray. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through.
While the meatloaf is baking, make the roasted garlic mashed potatoes (don’t forget to make the roasted garlic earlier). Right before you take the meatloaf out of the oven, wash the spinach and place in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the spinach with a touch of water, making sure to season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, for 1-2 minutes.
Remove the turkey meatloaf muffins from tin, add wilted spinach on top of the meat then spoon mashed potatoes on top of the spinach then sprinkle the chives on top of the potatoes. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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